Sirmione and its surrounding areas offer many shopping opportunities for locals and tourists, for daily shopping, for personal pleasure and for taking home fashionable “souvenirs”.
It is possible to live in and shop in Sirmione all year round thanks to the many shops and businesses in the historic town centre and in the Colombare and Lugana neighbourhoods.
You can also shop throughout the year at local markets and shopping centres.
Markets in Sirmione
Sirmione’s traditional street market is held in Colombare every Monday morning and in Lugana and Sirmione on Friday mornings: foodstuffs, clothing, household and leisure items are available from the various stalls.
On Wednesday mornings, from 8:00am to 1:00pm in Piazza Virgilio, in Colombare, the Farmer’s Market is held: farm products, including organic ones, from the provinces of Brescia, Mantua and Verona.
Other local markets in the area around Sirmione include Peschiera del Garda and Pozzolengo on Mondays, in the centre of Desenzano del Garda on Tuesdays, in San Martino della Battaglia on Saturdays, and in Rivoltella di Desenzano on Sundays.
A market is held on Friday evenings in Colombare di Sirmione during the summer months. This not to be missed event can be found between Via Colombare and Piazza Campiello (Info: Tour Garda Lake, Sig. Calogero Nani’ (t) 388 3266048)
Shopping Centres are great places for tourists and locals to do their shopping.
The closest to Sirmione include The Leone Shopping Centre in Lonato sul Garda, the Grand’Affi Shopping Center in Affi (Verona) and the Le Vele Shopping Complex in Desenzano del Garda.
The Adigeo Shopping Centre near the centre of Verona, the Franciacorta Village outlet in Rodengo Saiano (Brescia) and Mantova Village in Bagnolo San Vito can be found in other towns around the lake and are easily reached by motorway.
Ph. Chantal Peiano, Sirmione Award for Photography 2016